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wife, michelle obama. >> host: does he have any direct contact with the president? >> guest: no. no contact. after obama won the presidency, the reverend right told me that he sent him a note congratulating him on achieving his amibition, as he put it. and that he didn't expect a note to get to him directly so he gave it to a neighbor of obama, who the reverend wright now to hand-deliver it, and he doesn't know to this day whether that note was deliver. >> host: who is steve rogers who you also interview from chicago. >> guest: a professor at the kellogg school of management at northwestern university. >> host: what was his connection with president obama? >> guest: like many african-american businessmen and leaders, whom i interviewed, he was early -- he was an early backer and supporter of obama. after obama lost a congressional primary to bobby rush in 2000, rush is the former black panther but now congressman. he was deeply in debt. he went around looking for people to donate money to his cause. and steve rogers, very successful businessman at that time before he became a pr
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for the first time since the election. finally, michelle obama unveiled the holiday decorations at the white house which featured 54 christmas trees, a gingerbread house and a statue of the first dog which looked real. >>> let's go to wall street where markets did see a boost. the dow opens at 12,985. that is after rising 106 points yesterday. the s&p 500 added 10. the nasdaq gained 23. in tokyo, neat okay was up 92 points and the hang seng gained 14. chain stores release november retail sales figures todayment a new survey shows most adults would postpone holiday shopping until january if they could save money. >>> and a different survey found that holiday parties are making a comeback with 83% of companies hosting an event this season. researchers have tested the foam in 100 couches and 40% contained banned toxic chemicals that can cause cancer. >>> a recall has been ordered of a trampoline for safety reasons. it involves sports power park side model trampolines sold at sports authority stores between april 2007 and may 2012. >>> the philadelphia water department has been a target of a mul
extensive damage in tuscany on tuesday. >>> and michelle obama has unveiled this year's holiday decorations at the white house, which featured 54 christmas trees and a 300-pound gingerbread white house, along with a statue of first dog bo. realistic looking, too. pretty nice. >>> all right. over to wall street where markets saw a boost. the dow opens today at 12,985 after rising 106 points yesterday. the s&p added ten. the nasdaq gained 23. >>> in tokyo, the nikkei was up 92 points, while in hong kong, the hang seng climbed 213. >>> so, more data is expected today on the holiday shopping season. chain stores will release november retail sales figures today. meanwhile, a new survey shows that most adults would postpone holiday shopping until january if it could save money. >>> and a different survey found that holiday parties are making a comeback with 83% of companies hosting an event this season. >>> researchers have tested the foam in 100 couches and 40% contain banned toxic chemicals that can cause cancer. >>> a recall has been ordered of a trampoline for safety reasons. it involves spor
and get our vote out. >> reporter: michelle obama will join the president in iowa for his final event tomorrow night. kristen welker, nbc news, traveling with the president in cincinnati, ohio. >>> meantime tonight mitt romney is barrelling through a few states of his own. >> reporter: anticipating a dramatic finale -- >> two more days. two more days and we can get to work rebuilding our country. >> reporter: mitt romney this weekend is racing through eight events in seven states. >> we have got to change course because unless we do, we may be looking at another recession. let's make sure we get everyone out to vote on tuesday. >> reporter: governor romney's carefully crafted final pitch that he would be a bipartisan leader. and he has this new line -- >> don't boo, vote. voting is the best revenge. >> they asked their supporters to vote for revenge. for revenge. instead i ask the american people to vote for love of country. >> reporter: and while upbeat, mr. romney made this acknowledgement. >> if the president were to be re-elected. >> boo! >> it's possible. but not likely. >> repor
to michelle obama. bill clinton, nothing beats having a former president to affirm you, especially a guy like bill clinton who's a walking advertisement for a strong economy. >> why is he doing it? >> you know, i think part of it is that his legacy is, in a sense, tied to barack obama's. a lot of what barack obama is saying is let's go back to the clinton rates on taxes. there's an affirmation on him getting reelected. and then, of course, they did bring their two sort of political power house families together with the hiring of hillary clinton. into the cabinet of barack obama. if you want to take the most cynical view of it, if hillary clinton wants to run in 2016, what better way to serve that up and set that up. >> we've got some huge loyalty. some markers are going to be able to be able to be called in on this deal. look, i think president clinton not only has he done the job for president obama, but the work that he's doing for on the downed ballot is just amazing. do you think he can swing some races. >> i think absolutely. if you look at where i'm seeing him pop it into my inbox. you
last night, when you had the picture of michelle obama and then the two girls, sasha and malia who have grown in lovely young women out of the public idea to credit to michelle obama's mother who has done that. coming out of it. where does president obama go from here? a lot of things are said never election. whereas mitt romney's speech was so gracious last night, president obama's left me a little flat. though i think everyone can feel that emotion with all the applauding. interesting to me that republicans, one of the things we talked about in the primary was republicans are going to have to win the independent vote. romney and all the polls, winning the independent vote. it turns out after america votes, that democrats don't even need to go for the independent vote anymore. if president obama wants to achieve big things he has the reach across aisle. president bush when he won in 2004, comes out of that after he won a device i victory like president obama. he tried to do two major things. social security reform and immigration reform. on both of those things, his own party in partic
christmas at the white house. first lady michelle obama was presented with the official white house christmas tree. >> it's a go. good. we can have christmas now. >> thank you so much. >> daughter sasha and malia gave the 19 footer from north carolina the onceover. michelle obama gives it thumbs up, says we'll take it. meanwhile, the oregon state university men's basketball team got the presidential treatment this thanksgiving. president obama seen here joking with the team. first lady invited the team and her brother, who is the coach to have dinner with the family. >>> just ahead, two women fired after a picture surfaces on facebook. one of them is flipping the bird during a trip to the tomb of the unknowns. is this fair? we're on the case. >>> plus, two people dead and a dozen in serious condition. did you see this? a tragic pileup involving 100 vehicles on a highway. we're now hearing what's to blame here. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why shoul
, and here we go. first lady michele obama will be getting an advance copy of the third season of dawson's abbey before it airs in the united states beginning january of next year. the first lady, such a big fan of the british trauma that her office has britain's i tv sendg her new seasons. we want you to know, this is an average, abuse of power. there will be political consequences, i'm sur. anyway, and if you a going to abuse your power i think that is one of the smartest choice. moody's rating agency predicting president obama, improve the keystone exxon -- keystone xl pipeline he expects the president to eventually sign off the pipeline and it likely will not be a quick process. warning the president's real -- reelection could mean the end of the oral industry tx breaks. tighter reguations o oil and gas companies. since they're putting on about 68 per day i don't think that will be a big shock. a stunning new statistic concerning the nation's right to work by a study of government data shows that 22. please, listen to this. twenty-two right to work states accounted for 72% of all th
time fawning over black nine entities like my angelou and barack and michelle obama jazeera three equilibrium they are burning with racist words and it comes down on clarence thomas -- thomas and allen was 10 now there is nothing braver than a black conservative. [applause] black people agree with us on policies with their called them racist i think a lot of republicans don't realize there is nothing to be ashamed of. democrats have nothing to be ashamed of. in trees and i tell the story of joe mccarthy were liberals only had to rewrite five years here they have written 200 years for the first hundred liberals refuse to treat blacks like humans in the next century they refuse to treat them like adults. that is what we live with now they have switched history to play the games you pour irish cop i will be a civil-rights champion. seven rewrite back they care for five minutes been day put buckling label on everything game marriage come of right scum of voter fraud. what does that have to do with black people? liberals can slander blacks to say they're too stupid to get a photo id. t
for granted. tomorrow we will get visits from it wrongly and from first lady michelle obama. they're both doing events in and around orlando. it is considered very important the white election in florida. to go mitt romney around orlando. why that area? >> he is doing it an event early tomorrow morning at the airport hangar just north of orlando on your map. that is where michelle obama will be as well. that is a swing area. it leaves a democratic, at least or land of us. mitt romney has been performing very well and i-4 corridor. bedtimes released a poll showed mitt romney has a six point lead, 51-45%. we will see if that happens or not. -- we released a poll that showed irani has a six point lead. >> why would the president go to broward county today and not to a swing area to give it his way? >> i think because he gets warming to his book when it goes to south florida politically. this is a big crowd. there is a large african- american community in south florida. macarthur high school is in florida. it is a big area where this area that you are looking at where president obama campaign
. this is one of the rooms newly decorated for the holiday season. first lady michelle obama hosting military families. she's going to be entertaining as well. there's going to be arts and crafts in the state dining room. let's listen. at the white house, yeah, it's a cool house. i like it. i have said this many times before and i will say it again because i can't say it enough, our military families truly represent the very best that this country has to offer and i've seen it up close. you all do so much for this country and you do it with such amazing poise and grace. you all are outstanding neighbors. you are just phenomenal focused parents. you all are tremendous co-workers and community leaders in your own rights and you all do this under such extraordinary circumstances. so many of you are doing it while moving from base to base every couple of years. enduring all of those months of long deployments with loved ones serving oftentimes halfway around the world. and then there are military kids. you guys look gorgeous today and handsome and very clean. and we're going to try to change that
, for example, jill biden is coming. the day before the election, michelle obama is coming in here. so we are having a tremendous amount of campaigning going on here. >> bret: okay, joe. go to ohio. it seems to be ground zero. the real clear politics average, there are nine polls included in this. 48.9% for president obama. 46.6% for romney. it seems almost every day there is something new out of ohio. what are you seeing on the ground there? >> i like north carolina. the candidates have been in ohio so much they literally have become pests. they will be here through the weekend. obama will be here monday in columbus with jay-z and bruce springstein. they are pulling out all the stops. what i see on the ground is a close race. i saw a poll today i trust that has dead even. the candidates now are in posture of going through the bases. because they are only about 2% of the voters here who are undecided. p there are hundds of volunteers doing that. i expect we'll see another 2% election here. if romney loses the presidency because he loses ohio by 2%. he will wake up every day for the rest o
, a picture of him and michelle obama hugging saying four more years and then again this personal tweet signed by the president saying as you say "we're all in this together. that's how we campaigned and that's who we are. thank you, signed b.o., barack obama, it is electric here at campaign headquarters in chicago. they are crying tears but different from the tears of the romney tears hq. people hugging each other, very excited. there was a lot of concern that the economic problems that the country was having and the difficulties president obama was having with certain demographic groups was going to mean this would be a very long night. it turns out not so long after all. this is the third president in a row who has been re-elected and he did it using the same strategy of the previous president, george w. bush, the president who he blames for so many of the troubles that still are a problem for him today, problems for the american people today, he had a -- george w. bush fought for re-election even though the public was ambivalent about him because of the war in iraq. he did it by making the
on the flamboyant women michelle obama went on tv to respond to the controversy over her new book. >> i guess it's more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here a strong woman and, you know, but that's been an image that people have tried to paint of me since, you know, the day barack announced that i'm some angry black woman. >> bill: okay, now mrs. obama is a lawyer making her the third first lady to hold a postgraduate degree. who is the first? first first lady. >> she is the third? >> bill: that's right, doocy. here we go. and roll the tape. no, the answer is d, hillary clinton. you both got it wrong. hillary clinton. >> bill: got a little master's degree, right? and then laura bush, i believe has a librarian masters. >> i will be darn. >> bill: question number two, marilyn monroe no advanced tree. often played a ditsy blonde and reportedly felt that critics didn't give her enough credit for acting skills. though she was nominated for oscar she did win a golden globe for her role in what film? golden globe what film? seven year itch. gentlemen prefer blondes. some like it hot. d
, the flamboyant women question. here is question number one on the flamboyant women michelle obama went on tv to respond to the controversy over her new book. >> i guess it's more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here a strong woman and, you know, but that's been an image that people have tried to paint of me since, you know, the day barack announced that i'm some angry black woman. >> bill: okay, now mrs. obama is a lawyer making her the third first lady to hold a postgraduate degree. who is the first? first first lady. >> she is the third? >> bill: that's right, doocy. here we go. and roll the tape. no, the answer is d, hillary clinton. you both got it wrong. hillary clinton. >> bill: got a little master's degree, right? and then laura bush, i believe has a librarian masters. >> i will be darn. >> bill: question number two, marilyn monroe no advanced tree. often played a ditsy blonde and reportedly felt that critics didn't give her enough credit for acting skills. though she was nominated for oscar she did win a golden globe for her role in what film? golden globe what film?
. and today first lady michelle obama and first dog bo unveiled the white house christmas decoration. it feels so much like christmas, it's snowing in the studio. but wouldn't really be able to say 'tis the season without the return of another holiday tradition. that's right. i'm talking about the right wing media's annual war on christmas outrage. you can hear their angelic voices already. >> what the heck is going on with christmas in rhode island? >> now, this is insane, of course. there's no reason to mess around with the word christmas? >> christmas doesn't need to be attacked. >> it was made a holiday to honor jesus christ. it's unbelievable to me that we try to cover that up. >> oh, yes. they are horrified that rhode island's governor almost didn't have a tree lighting ceremony. and can you believe they called official state tree a holiday tree? just like egg nog, mistletoe. >> i think it's part of the secular agenda to get christianity and judiasim out of the square. >> just this week, santa was thrown out of a cancer center. >> the war of christmas is back under way. >> we'll have chr
with two distinctive styles. >> michelle obama wears h & m, things that the normal person could buy, even though the majority of the time she is dressed in high-end designer clothing. she still that has that relatable touch to her. >> ann romney typically favors more high end. >> ann romney dresses in a very refined, expensive looking way. she wears a lot of designer clothing, but she still has fun with her style. she mixes prints. she loves a bright red dress. >> while both women received high praise for their convention attire, they have also faced criticism for some of their wardrobe choices. michelle obama for not wearing an american designer to a state dinner last night and ann romney ruffled some feathers when she word this $900 bird print t-shirt earlier this year, but regardless of the highs and lows, it's not just about who wore what about you how these women will leave their mark. >> well, avril graham is executive fashion and beauty editor for "harper's bazaar." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> with all the stress of the campaign it's fun to talk about something like fa
is what our coverage looks like. michelle obama is campaigning in petersburg, virginia, today at virginia state university. tonight mitt romney and paul ryan will be joined by their wives on the campaign trail, in westchester, ohio. also joining them is condoleezza rice and senator john mccain. that is at 7:30 on c-span. the amount we have to create an environment that our small businesses can thrive. when we look at the uniqueness on the border different from the reform metered -- needed, we need comprehensive immigration reform. we have a work force problem because of our immigration system is broken. we cannot get workers to go back and forth. these problems create an impediment to commerce. we have to provide a workforce that can move back and forth easily, and now we cannot do that because of the impediments that are there by not having an effective immigration policy. that becomes an economic issue. >> some of the issues have to do with what was raised here with regard to be near the border, seasonal work that comes on, and being susceptible to a national trend when it comes to the
, many visits from michelle obama. jill biden then work with the reds in colorado springs. we have seen plenty of action this cycle. >> bill clinton could be coming to your state. an official says bill clinton is scheduled to campaign for the president today. in colorado. the president was supposed to be in colorado springs tuesday but cancelled due to the storm. guest: and we expect we will see, pending the outcome of the storm on the east coast, both candidates later in the week. governor mitt romney was here last week in the rally at but rocks that drew 9000 people. thousands were turned away. the following day, president obama held a rally in denver and drew crowds of up to 16,000. the governor this because deserve an amphitheater that has the capacity of 18,000. the president and his campaign were looking to go to boulder to hold a rally. they are try to turn out a lot of voters for the optics. >> president obama expected here at the university of colorado shortly. he is on the campaign trail today after spending the first part of the week dealing with relief efforts of hurricane s
is the charm, right? the dress michelle obama wore on election night, maybe you recognized it. it's one she's worn twice in the past at a military event in 2010 and first to a holiday party in '09. a source told "people" magazine she was so busy with the campaign, she had no time to think about an outfit for that evening. she reportedly decided to pick that at the last minute. it was a fifth place finish for roseanne barr. no joke here, the comedienne finished fifth in the presidential election, getting 49,000 votes. >>> on the funny side of things, nbc news anchor brian williams sat down with funny man david letterman to talk about the election in a serious way. >> this was a campaign targeting really specifically targeting reading the census, going after a demographic, the engine room in chicago with all these mass whizes deciding how do we win this thing? they went after specific groups, counties, neighborhoods, precinct captains. this was math. it was ground game. >> last night, though, south park had a different explanation for how the president won the election. voter fraud. and eric
, businesses can give back by partnering with michelle obama and my mom through joining forces, which is committed in a private/public partnerships to make sure returning veterans, the 2.3 million of us who have returned in iraq and afghanistan have jobs when we return home. the first lady is well on the way to help creating with the private sector, hundreds of thousands of jobs. small businesses can take advantage of the tax credit that the president put through, that provides up to a $10,000 tax credit to higher veterans. you know, there's other ways people can contribute. a whole host of ways. joining forces, is one that comes to mind the most. you know, 2.3 million have served over the last decade in these two wars in iraq and afghanistan, representing less than 1% of our population. nearly a million of those 2.3 have served multiple tours. i just applaud you and your platform for thanking veterans. today is really a celebration of veterans. and, so, i applaud you for highlighting that so much. >> beau, you know, it came across, i was following on twitter to find out that your bro
by first lady michelle obama. youth radio was selected out over 350 organizations to get the youth program award. it's a nonprofit organization that teach hundreds of kids nation-wide how to make radio segment. to produce them in addition to that radio work they also learn a lot about team work. >>> oakland own mc hammer is still too legitimate to quit. he hit the stage last night with gunk ham style. i wish you could see dave clark right now. the two music sensations brought energy to the stage. everybody is up and dancing at the american music awards. can't beat that. si says he practiced hammers dance moves growing up. >> now si shifted the planet. so to be with somebody who shifted the planet and have fun and very humble and raftable guy i love doing it and we had a great time together. >> his song went viral this past summer and now holds the record as the most liked video in youtube history. >> you can do that, pam. >> right. [ laughter ] >>> we can go to sal. he knows about our commute. >> good morning, to you. traffic is doing pretty well. you want to be blasting your music on your
the reception. and here's a great perk about being first lady. michelle obama didn't want to wait until january to watch the third season of "downton abbey" so it sent dvds to the white house. the three of us are -- with hands on hips, where's ours? where's ours? >> if you read only one thing this morning, today's must read is courtesy of the national constitution center, which argues in a fascinating article why the petraeus affair has nothing on the nation's first sex scandal, hint, it included a duel and it's up on our facebook page alt facebook/jansingco. borm the naturally sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searc
senate coverage on c-span2. on friday, first lady michelle obama was on hand for the arrival of the official white house christmas tree. it was brought in on a horse-drawn carriage. daughters sasha and malia were also there. this year's tree a 19-foot frazier fir selected in early october and harvested this month at peeks farm in jefferson, north carolina. it will be displayed throughout the holiday season in the blue room. >> tell us about the tree. >> it looks good. >> it smells really nice. >> the smell, yes. >> you like the point. >> yeah. >> you look for a good point. >> it's a very good point. >> ok. i think we'll take it. you agree? >> i agree. >> it's a go. it's good. we can have christmas now. >> looks good. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> what is a bully pulpit and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i just had little antennas that went up and told me when somebody h
letterman, michelle obama and her interviews -- jay leno, david letterman, michelle obama and her interviews. host: where do you get that figure? caller: it was a tv show at the end of september. this man was a guest, i do not remember his name. host: prediction time. give me the electoral college vote and popular vote. caller: i am afraid of obama, he has got too much dirty stuff behind him. but i hope that they make romney the president. host: we have this from joseph ramirez -- host: we have the extensive story this morning from the front page of "the washington post." here is the breakdown in congress. "voters seem likely to opt for the status quo." host: there is a look at the breakdown. a reminder, we will have live coverage of a mitt romney rally this afternoon in pennsylvania, and the president as he campaigns in florida. mark is joining us from homestead, florida. prediction time, who is going to win and why? caller, for the first time i went from democrat to independent and i voted republican. when i went to the polls that i was undecided on yesterday, right when i got in, i felt l
, dogs don't seem to take to me. [inaudible] >> what's your name again? >> michelle. not michelle obama. [laughter] >> two ls. >> yes, you are fantastic. >> thank you. thank you, bless you, michelle. >> hi. >> hello. >> nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. what's your name, is this for you? is. >> my name's logan. >> nice to meet you, logan, what do you do? >> i'm a writer myself. a few weeks ago i had
-elected if it happens. >> definitely. next to michelle obama, the most popular democrat in the country. nothing beats having a former president to affirm you. especially a guy like bill clinton who is a walking advertisement for good governance. people believe him on the economy. >> why is he doing it? why is he so fervored about it? >> you know, i think part of it is that his legacy is in a sense tied to barack obama's. because a lot of what he's saying is let's go back to the clinton economic plans or the clinton rates on taxes. there's an affirmation of him in barack obama getting re-elected. and of course they did bring their two political powerhouse families together with the hiring of hillary clinton into the cabinet of barack obama. if you want to take the most cynical view of it, if hillary clinton wants to run in 2016, what better way to set that up. >> wait. we've got some huge loyalty markers that are going to be able to called in on this deal. >> absolutely. >> look, i think president clinton not only has he done the job for president obama, but the work that he's doing for -- on the down
weights as well. michelle obama tweeting four years ago our country elected @ barack obama. let's do it again. new hampshire governor john lynch asked who they would rather see kid rock at the monday romney event in new hampshire or bill clinton. is the tweet from junk lynch. @ joe trippi says that although both campaigns believe they can get over 300 electoral votes someone is right and someone is very wrong. well, said by joe trippi. go to fox news .com for complete online and social media coverage. we have that all for you on tuesday night. >>> we see so many polls in the lead up to a presidential election but just how accurate are they in predicting who wins and why do they vary so widely? check out the two national polls taken over pretty much the same time period. national journal has the president up by five points but the gallup polling company has governor romney up by five. exactly the opposite. we also have shown you the average of national polls and they all even out and it is a dead heat and for a little color just days before the 1980 election jimmy carter was up six po
urging people to get out to vote, but romney is doing the same. >> i remember michelle obama was telling college kids to register for absentee ballots. >> and at rallies, they had the application in you haven't registered to vote. >> beth, there's the a.p. report that florida democrats have filed a federal lawsuit asking for the early voting period to be extended. that ended yesterday after rick scott refused to extend. . does this have the potential to turn into another election battle like we saw in 2000 which means florida all over again? >> well, i think it depends on how close the race is on election night. if it is as close as we think it might be and it doesn't go obama's way on tuesday night, i think they will definitely see a lot of hack ls being raised by the democrats. the lines yesterday were as slong as five and six hours. and that's partly because they did cut back the number of days available for people to vote in person before election day. >> going from florida to ohio, might we have a similar problem with the provilgs votes if we don't wake up and know what's up? >> it'
-elected. >> reporter: he and first lady michelle obama rejoiced with the vice president and his wife and other friends and family. the president, giving a special thank you to the first lady. >> and i wouldn't be the man i am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago. [ cheers and applause ] let me say this publicly. michelle, i have never loved you more. i have never been prouder to watch the rest of america fall in love with you, too, as our nation's first lady. >> reporter: the president tweeted to his supporters, we're all in this together. that's how we campaigned. and that's who we are. crowds rejoiced in times square. outside the white house. in chicago. but not so much at the headquarters for mitt romney in boston, where bystanders said, you could hear a pin drop, as the networks called the election for president obama. reports last night that governor romney was so confident in his victory, he had only written one speech beforehand, a victory speech. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. [ cheers and app
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